4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2014 10:52 AM by Magus069

    Form field positioning - LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2

    rmcafee591

      How to get form fields to be side by side instead of one above the other (LiveCycle designer ES 8.2)

      I'm new to LiveCycle Designer

      When I created my form in LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2 (on Win7) I lined up some of my fields in the editor so that they would be side by side - horizontal. Like yes/no check boxes, one beside the other. Yet when I saved and opened the form, the check boxes were vertical one on top of the other. I don't see how I can move them so that they are side by side again.

        • 1. Re: Form field positioning - LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2
          Magus069 Level 4

          It's because your form is set to flowed, to be able to set objects side by side your subform must be positioned

           

          You can change the flowing content: Object Pallete -> under Subform -> Content

           

          is probably set to Flowed

          change it to Positioned

          • 2. Re: Form field positioning - LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2
            rmcafee591 Level 1

            OK, I have different fields throughout the form. Some need to expand others don't. I grouped the fields I mentioned in with fields that needed to expand in the subform, so yes, it is set to "flowed" instead of "positioned". So should I make several subforms and use the adjustments you suggested? Use a subform for fields that do NOT need to expand and then create another subform for fields that DO need to expand...and continue this throughout the rest of the form

            • 3. Re: Form field positioning - LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2
              rmcafee591 Level 1

              Still haven't found a solution to my problem.

              Setting up the expandable fields with "flowed" did not help my formatting problem.

              I wrapped the expandable sections into subforms and then left the items/fields below them that I wanted to keep side by side as they were.

              This doesn't work because the expandable sections flow over the "positioned" items.

              I want to keep things like checkboxes side by side but throughout my document I have fields that I want to expand.

              If anyone has a workaround for this please let me know.

               

              Basically, this is what my problem is.

              I have questions on my form that need to expand. I can get it to expand without any problems.

              But interwoven with those questions are questions that I don't want to expand (like yes/no checkboxes, one word answers, etc). I want some of those fields to be side by side.

              If I wrap those "side by side" questions in with the "flowed" (expandable) subform it changes the formatting and places the yes/no fields in the vertical position - which I don't want, I want them side by side (horizontial)

              • 4. Re: Form field positioning - LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2
                Magus069 Level 4

                Okay read carefully and create a new form just try this out, then you might understand how it works.

                 

                 

                So you want a set of objects on the side of a set of objects (subform side by side of a subform)

                 

                E.g.: In your MainPage which is suppose to be set to Flowed, insert a subform (frmTop) which will be set to flowed

                 

                          In frmTop, insert another subform (frmFlowed) which will be set to flowed

                 

                          In frmFlowed, insert another subform (frmPositioned) which is set to positioned

                 

                          In frmPositioned, insert 2 subforms (frmRight, frmLeft) which can be set to flowed or positioned(BUT might cause some error if set to flowed                because it is inside a positioned subform)

                 

                 

                Now you can set frmTop, and frmFlowed to "Flowed"... you can add as many subforms as you want inside frmTop and frmFlowed

                Now frmPositioned will be flowing through the form frmFlowed with 2 set of objects side by side inside the two subforms (frmRight, frmLeft)